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Amends for Hiroshima: Congress To Bomb Two U.S. Cities
The Cube ^ | 8/6/2005 | By Groupthink

Posted on 08/07/2009 3:56:37 PM PDT by Bean Counter

In a belated expression of remorse for the nuclear strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki sixty years ago, Congress has authorized the Army to launch apologetic nuclear strikes on two American cities. The selection of cities is not final, but they will most likely be Dallas and Houston in a nod to the Democratic desire to attack cities in a "red" state.

Former President and legendary humanitarian Jimmy Carter explained, "While sitting next to my good friend Michael Moore at the Democratic National Convention, he reminded me of his words about 9/11: 'If someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him!' So, it only seemed natural to make amends for Hiroshima and to equalize the 9/11 impact by recommending a strike against two cities in Texas.

"I know from my experience in working with Iran that the United States provokes other nations. And we in fact provoked Japan into WWII -- and despite their repeated willingness to cease hostilities, we firebombed Tokyo, killed their suicide pilots, prevented them from violently occupying all of Asia, got angry when they tortured and killed thousands of our troops, accused them of collaborating with Nazis, and finally, without any reason, gratuitously dropped nuclear weapons on them.

The legislation's sponsor, Representative John Conyers of Michigan, pointed out that The White Man's Bomb was an affront to every sense of racial harmony -- and that it would have been a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He added, "Instead of dropping bombs, we should have extended a concerned hand towards Japan and asked them, 'Why do you hate us?'" So now, sixty years later, we ask, "Can you forgive us?" And is there any other way to ask forgiveness than to incinerate two of our own cities?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aint; sorry
To help mark the end of "The War on Terror"...
1 posted on 08/07/2009 3:56:37 PM PDT by Bean Counter
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To: Bean Counter

What’s with the nuking of Houston...Independance Day...that Earthquake movie a couple of months ago...Houston disappeared. Pick on someone else for a change geeezzzz.


2 posted on 08/07/2009 4:00:11 PM PDT by Marty62
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To: Bean Counter

JMO, but that piece is tasteless, not to mention humorless, and only serves to keep the notion alive that “Republicans are heartless” or some facsimile thereof. War is hell and things like this, while necessary, are not something to make light jokes of.

You have tags of “aint” and “sorry”; they should be “aint” and “funny”.


3 posted on 08/07/2009 4:01:28 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Bean Counter

Anyone remember “Failsafe”?


4 posted on 08/07/2009 4:02:16 PM PDT by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: Bean Counter

I’d like to call on Congress to unclench their fist for a change.


5 posted on 08/07/2009 4:02:56 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Bean Counter

...considering the President’s “Apology Tour” this doesn’t seem too... degrading.


6 posted on 08/07/2009 4:03:10 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Marty62
I always thought that Houston was an odd choice in Independance Day, usually Hollywood likes to destroy St. Louis or some other centrally located place that they don't understand.
7 posted on 08/07/2009 4:04:03 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Bean Counter

The cities of Dallas and Houston were very very much in the Democrat corner.


8 posted on 08/07/2009 4:04:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: Bean Counter

I vote for Washington D.C. and ... hmmm, better just bomb D.C. twice.


9 posted on 08/07/2009 4:04:45 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Bean Counter

Fine! Newyork and DC.


10 posted on 08/07/2009 4:07:58 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: tired1

The matador...


11 posted on 08/07/2009 4:08:46 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Marty62

On the plus side, if timed correctly we will never again have to see Sheila Jackson Lee on TV again. And those of us in the far western suburbs like Katy might come through ok, with our newly waterfront property values rising back to where they were two years ago.


12 posted on 08/07/2009 4:16:35 PM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: Bean Counter





"Better to be wanted by the police than not wanted at all."

Anonymous

13 posted on 08/07/2009 4:17:20 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: 3niner

Maybe 3 or 4 times to clean out the whole sewer.


14 posted on 08/07/2009 4:20:49 PM PDT by Stayfree (REWARD FOR OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.COM)
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To: 3niner
I vote for Washington D.C. and ... hmmm, better just bomb D.C. twice.

I remember seeing the trailer for Independence Day, at the Uptown Theater in DC's Cleveland Park, and how the entire audience cheered when the White House was destroyed.

For reference, Independence Day was released in 1996 ...
15 posted on 08/07/2009 4:40:09 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

New York and San Francisco


16 posted on 08/07/2009 4:50:27 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Zippo44

Very funny....


17 posted on 08/07/2009 5:05:19 PM PDT by Marty62
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To: Bean Counter

Chicago and Los Angeles


18 posted on 08/07/2009 5:35:59 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: Bean Counter
Damn!!! Sorry for the foul language, but Jimmy Carter continues to piss me off. It just gets more and more bizarre.
19 posted on 08/07/2009 5:39:56 PM PDT by TBall
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To: tired1
Anyone remember “Failsafe”?

Remember it? It's in my DVD collection! Pretty shocking when it aired...

20 posted on 08/07/2009 7:43:29 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - victim of murdering regime)
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To: Bean Counter

Oh, the inanity!


21 posted on 08/08/2009 12:08:46 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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